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Papers of J.O. Westwood


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Papers of John Obediah Westwood consisting of rubbings from, and notes on, inscribed and sculptured stones in Wales (made for Westwood's Lapdiarium Walliae), England, Ireland, the Isle of Man and Scotland.


  • Creation: 1850-1879


2.07 Linear metres (22 boxes)

Language of Materials

  • Latin
  • English
  • Irish

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Lat. misc. b. 5, fols. 1-2].

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Full range of shelfmarks:

MSS. Top. Anglesey a. 1; Top. Breconshire a. 1; Top. Caermarthenshire a. 1; Top. Caernarvonshire a. 1; Top. Denbighshire a. 1; Top. Flintshire a. 1; Top. gen. a. 3; Top. Glamorgan a. 1-2; Top. Ireland a. 5; Top. Man a. 1; Top. Merioneth a. 1; Top. Monmouthshire a. 1; Top. Pembrokeshire a. 1; Top. Scotland a. 1; Top. Wales a. 1, Top. Wales d. 1-5; MS. Lat. misc. b. 5

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 13464


Papers of J.O. Westwood.

Biographical / Historical

John Obediah Westwood (1805-1893) was an entomologist and antiquary. Details are given in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. VI, nos. 31818, 31849, 31852-7, 31860-1, 31866-9, 31891-2, 31894-9.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were purchased privately by the Library 24th April 1895.

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See also Collections of J.O. Westwood.

Papers of J.O. Westwood
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom